The EU called a condition for the resumption of visa-free travel for Ukrainians
The EU requires adherence to the conditions that each country assumes due to the coronavirus. This is mainly self-isolation or negative PCR test. Recently, a number of countries have introduced a requirement – a mark on the passed vaccination.
Travel within the framework of the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the countries of the European Union will not be available for citizens of our country for several more months, suggests German Ambassador to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen. She said this on Wednesday, February 17 in an interview. Interfax-Ukraine.
According to the diplomat, visa-free travel for Ukrainians to the EU countries will be resumed after successful vaccination.
Anka Feldhusen noted that today the situation with coronavirus in Ukraine is better than in Germany.
“But we are looking not only at the last two weeks, since giving permission, and taking it in two weeks is also bad. I am afraid that it will take several more months, but the start of vaccination will help,” the ambassador said.
Recall that from 2021, Ukrainians, despite the current visa-free regime, must first obtain a permit to travel to the countries of the European Union.
The EU has introduced the European Travel Authorization Information System (ETIAS), which means changes to the conditions for visa-free travel to the EU for third-country nationals, in particular Ukraine, Australia, Brazil, UK, Canada, USA and Japan. Before a planned trip, Ukrainians need to submit an online application to obtain a border crossing permit, each such application will cost seven euros in commission, for people under 18 and over 70 years old – obtaining a permit is free; the permit will be valid for 3 years or until the end of the travel document – that is, the permit will not need to be obtained before each trip.
Recall Zhovkva announced the disruption of the signing of an important agreement with the EU… We are talking about a common aviation space between Ukraine and the European Union, also known as the “open skies” agreement or “visa-free aviation”. This agreement will not be signed on February 11 at a meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council.
Earlier it was reported that Kiev will work over the introduction of three more “visa-free” on the way to the European Union.
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